Demonstrators urge province to take immediate action on basic income

Demonstrators urge province to take immediate action on basic income

Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services, visited Sudbury, Ont., on Monday to talk about the provincial government’s plan to implement a basic income pilot project. (CBC) A meeting to discuss the Ontario government’s plan to implement a basic income pilot project was briefly interrupted on Monday evening in Sudbury, Ont., by calls to immediately hike social assistance rates.

Members of the Raise the Rates campaign held a straw poll. They asked people in the audience if they want the province to bring Ontario Works payments up to $1,320 a month and increase disability payments by $500, as recommended […]

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